Parish's definition of hallucinations
- Parish's definition of hallucinations
In 1894, the German hallucinations researcher Edmund Parish von Senftenberg (1861-1916) defined hallucinations as follows: "A hallucination is... a sense-perception like any other, 'only there happens to be no object there, that is the whole difference'." The passage between single quotation marks constitutes a reference to the definition of hallucinations as issued by the American psychologist and philosopher William James (1842-1910).
Parish, E. (1894). Ueber die Trugwahrnehmung (Hallucination und Illusion). Leipzig: Verlag von Ambrosius Abel.
Parish, E. (1897). Hallucinations and illusions. A study ofthe fallacies ofperception. London: Walter Scott.
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